Decision details

201532/VAR, 201536/VAR, 201533/REM, 201537/REM, 201534/NMA & 201535/NMA - Station Hill

Decision Maker: Planning Applications Committee

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Decisions:

201532/VAR – Plot E s.73 Outline 

Outline application under s.73 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 with all matters reserved for mixed use redevelopment of Plot E of the Station Hill site and neighbouring Telecom House site (48 to 51 Friar Street & 4 to 20 Garrard Street) to comprise the demolition of existing buildings and erection of new buildings/ structures to provide residential units (Use Class C3), a range of town centre uses, including retail and related uses (Use Class E (a),(b) and (c); Drinking establishments (sui generis) and Hot food takeaways (sui generis)), and leisure uses (Use Class E (d), (e), and (f); Class F.1; Class F.2; and Theatres; Cinemas; Concert Halls; Bingo Halls; Dance Halls (sui generis)), associated infrastructure, public realm works and ancillary development as permitted by planning permission 190442 granted on 6 December 2019 (as amended).

 

201536/VAR – Plot F and North Site s.73 Outline

Outline application (pursuant to Section 73 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990) for mixed use redevelopment of the site through the demolition and alteration of existing buildings and erection of new buildings & structures to provide Offices (Use Class E (g)(i) and (g)(ii)), a range of town centre uses including retail and related uses (Use Class E (a),(b) and (c); Drinking establishments (sui generis) and Hot food takeaways (sui generis)), leisure and community (Use Class E (d), (e), and (f); Class F.1; Class F.2; and Theatres; Cinemas; Concert Halls; Bingo Halls; Dance Halls (sui generis)), and residential units (Use Class C3), associated infrastructure, public realm works and ancillary development (all matters reserved) as permitted by planning permission 190441 granted on 6 December 2019 (as amended).

 

201533/REM – Plot F Reserved Matters

Application for the approval of reserved matters (access, scale, appearance, layout and landscaping) and submission of details (Conditions 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, and 67(i)) for Plot F within the development site known as Station Hill, submitted pursuant to the Outline Planning Application ref. 201536/VAR. The proposals comprise the construction of a 13 storey, plus basement storey, building comprising 184 Build to Rent residential units, 762 sqm (GEA) of flexible retail, leisure and business floorspace (Use Class E (a),(b) (c),(d),(e),(f), (g)(i), and (g)(ii), Use Class F.1 and Use Class F.2); the following sui generis uses: Drinking establishments; Hot food takeaways; Theatres; Cinemas; Bingo Halls and Dance Halls; together with cycle storage; car parking; servicing; plant areas; landscaping; new public realm and other associated works.

 

201537/REM – Plot E Reserved Matters

Application for the approval of reserved matters (access, scale, appearance, layout and landscaping) and submission of details (Conditions 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 30, 34 and 62(i)) for Plot E within development site known as Station Hill, submitted pursuant to the Outline Planning Application ref. 201532/VAR. The proposals comprise the construction of a 12 storey building, plus basement storey, comprising 415 Build to Rent residential units, 722 sqm (GEA) of flexible commercial and leisure (Use Class E (a),(b) (c),(d),(e),(f), (g)(i), and (g)(ii), Use Class F.1 and Use Class F.2); the following sui generis uses: Drinking establishments; Hot food takeaways; Theatres; Cinemas; Bingo Halls and Dance Halls;cycle storage, car parking, servicing, plant areas, landscaping, new public realm and other associated works.

 

201534/NMA (Plot E)

Non material amendment to planning permission 190442/VAR to amend land uses within description of development and amend Use Classes described in Conditions 6 and 11 and 60.

 

201535/NMA (Plot F and North Site)

Non material amendment to planning permission 190441/VAR to amend land uses within description of development and amend Use Classes described in Conditions 6, 54 and 55 and 63.

 

The Executive Director of Economic Growth and Neighbourhood Services submitted a report on the above applications.  An update report was tabled at the meeting which set out information on the Amended Plot E Ground Floor, Sustainable drainage (SUDS), comments from Transport, Section 106 legal agreement procedure and affordable housing.  Additional SUDS conditions were recommended for applications 201533/REM and 201537/REM.  The update report also set out a revised drawings list.

 

It was report at the meeting that officers were satisfied that the recommended heads of terms could be secured by way of a deed of variation to the existing 2019 S106 agreement on the basis that certain parts of that agreement, where they related to the heads of terms described in the recommendation, no longer served a useful planning purpose. This was because the existing 2019 version of the S106 agreement did not secure the increased amount of Affordable Housing and other changes described in the recommendation and therefore required variation to reflect the changes.

 

Comments were received and considered.

 

Resolved -  

 

(1)      That the Deputy Director of Planning, Transport and Regulatory Services be authorised to grant full planning permission for application 201536/VAR (PLOT F & Northern Site), subject to approval of application 201535/NMA and to completion of a section 106 legal agreement by 2 April 2021 (unless a later date be agreed by the Deputy Director of Planning, Transport and Regulatory Services) to secure the Heads of Terms set out in the original report;

 

(2)      That, in the event of the requirements set out not being met, the Deputy Director of Planning, Transport and Regulatory Services be authorised to refuse permission;

 

(3)      That planning permission be subject to the conditions recommended in the original report;

 

(4)      That the Deputy Director of Planning, Transport and Regulatory Services be authorised to grant full planning permission for application 201532/VAR (PLOT E), subject to approval of application 201534/NMA and to completion of a section 106 legal agreement by 2 April 2021 (unless a later date be agreed by the Deputy Director of Planning, Transport and Regulatory Services) to secure the Heads of Terms as recommended for application 201536/VAR (PLOT F & Northern Site) above;

 

(5)      That, in the event of the requirements set out not being met, the Deputy Director of Planning, Transport and Regulatory Services be authorised to refuse permission;

 

(6)      That planning permission be subject to the conditions recommended in the original report;

 

(7)      That reserved matters approval for application 201537/REM (PLOT E) be granted, subject to the conditions recommended in the original report and the additional SUDS condition recommended in the update report;

 

(8)      That reserved matters approval for application 201533/REM (PLOT F) be granted, subject to the conditions recommended in the original report and the additional SUDS condition recommended in the update report;

 

(9)      That application 201534/NMA (Plot E) for non-material amendments to permission 190442/VAR be approved and the description and conditions be amended as recommended in the original report;

 

(10)    That application 201535/NMA (Plot F and North Site) for non-material amendments to permission 190441/VAR be approved and the description and conditions be amended as recommended in the original report;

 

(11)    That the Assistant Director of Legal & Democratic Services and Deputy Director of Planning, Transport and Regulatory Services be authorised to make such changes to the conditions and obligations, as might reasonably be required in order to complete/issue these permissions/approvals, having regard to the obligations secured in respect of the extant permissions 130436/190441/190442;

 

(12)    That all the applications listed above be subject to informatives as recommended in the original report.

 

 

 

Publication date: 21/05/2021

Date of decision: 03/03/2021

Decided at meeting: 03/03/2021 - Planning Applications Committee

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